Rebecca is a founder of Attachment and Trauma Specialists, an internationally recognized agency specializing in the treatment of children with attachment and Trauma related issues. Rebecca received her master’s degree in social work in 1990 from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Rebecca has over 30 years of experience working with children and families, adoption, attachment, and trauma. Rebecca is the former director of the Adoption Resource Center of Children’s Home Society of Washington, and Executive Director of the Attachment Disorder Institute, a non-profit organization providing education and support to families and professionals living or working with children with attachment disorders. She served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington’s MSW program in the School of Social Work.
Rebecca presents internationally on the effects and treatment of early childhood trauma and its impact on attachment. She conducts clinical training and community education on issues of attachment, adoption, and early childhood trauma for professionals, agencies, and families. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, a board member of ATTACh, and member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Rebecca is also a past board member of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute in New York and a founding board member of the Kinship Alliance in California. She is a parent by birth, adoption, and foster care. She is an Approved Clinical Supervisor for the Department of Health and supervises professionals working toward licensure.
She is also a Practicum Field instructor for the University of Washington, School of Social Work a Clinical Supervisor, a Certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and a Certified Behavioral Health and Aging Specialist. Rebecca also has a post-graduate certificate in Geriatric Behavioral Health and can assist families in making decisions for elder care.
Rebecca is also an Expert Witness for attachment problems and trauma in children.
Elementary School Aged Children
Middle School Aged Children
High School Aged Children